Advice on becoming a better artistI get asked by a lot of younger artists (and moms and grandmothers) for advice on getting better and becoming a professional comic artist. Hopefully this will help. Ask me more questions if I'm not clear enough and I'll try to post more about what I think makes a good artist and how to become a professional in the comic industry.Advice on becoming a better artist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you're not already aware, I'm a self-taught artist with little to no schooling on the subject. I thought I knew how to draw when I was a kid and I thought that drawing from shapes and building your characters out of forms was stupid. I don't know what the proper term for this is so I'm going to refer to it as construction drawing or under drawing throughout this post. My parents had purchased me some how to draw books, I also went to art class, and both of these tried to get me to use construction drawing techniques. Unfortunately I didn't understand the value of it and thus rejected it. I didn't need to build a tiger out of blocks, circles,
Commission - CLOSE !!!!!Commission - CLOSE !!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'll close paypal commission for a few days
I will draw:
Anime Manga , style
I will not draw:
Yaoi , Hentai , Guro
Payment method: Paypal
My Paypal : email@example.com
Chibi Fullbody , half body , head shot : 5$/character ( +2$ for every additional character ) (+3$ for background)
Head shot : 8$/character (+6$ for every additional character)(+3$ for background)
Half body : 12$/character (+10$ for every additional character) (+5$ or 10$ for detail background)
Official deviantART ContestsAll "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relations run contests and all deviantART sponsored contests.Official deviantART Contests4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The "" icon marks US Only contests
Anthro Challenge #114 - Making Memories - Deadline December 31, 2014
Out with the Old, In with the New Contest - Deadline January 15, 2015</a>">Out with the Old, In With the New Contest</a> - Deadline January 15, 2015
Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge - Deadline January 25, 2015
Justice League: The Flashpoint ParadoxOver the last few months I have been getting a lot of questions here on DA about what my next project would be and when it might be announced and released. Also, I am thrilled to say, that a lot of you awesome friends and fans have expressed the idea that following Young Justice, you would like to see more DC animation work from me. Well I am happy to reveal that the next project featuring my design work is the recently announced Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, directed by the super talented Jay Oliva, and it will hit the streets on July 30th. I did the designs for this film last spring and summer (after production wrapped on YJ: Invasion) and we just finished post production on the project last month. I gotta say that thanks to all the tremendous talent involved in making this thing, it's looking pretty epic. I personally pushed my style into a slightly more exaggerated look for much of this film and I hope those of you who dug the look of Young Justice will get a kick out ofJustice League: The Flashpoint Paradox2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Justice League War Premiere(s) UPDATEJust wanted to UPDATE this journal with another quick clip of some of our interviews from Tuesday night's premiere in NYC. This one was a bit strange because I didn't want to look right in the cell phone camera... it was so close to my face, lol! Enjoy the awkwardness.Justice League War Premiere(s) UPDATE11 months ago in Personal More Like This
YO! I just returned safely from our JL: War Premiere in beautiful and blizzardous NYC, and I just wanted to thank all the fans and comics and animation press that braved the insane weather to come see us! You guys and gals helped make it a really special night for us, and on behalf of the cast and crew I want you to know that it is deeply appreciated. We have another JL War screening coming up NEXT THURSDAY the 30th of January at the Paley center in LA. Not sure if tickets are still being sold, but I do believe it's still possible to get in for the resourceful and dedicated who either love what we do, or can't wait to tell us how much we suck to our faces!
Here is clip fea
You've made it into the Treasure Trove Vol #12:iconinsanigoldcoinplz::iconinsanigoldcoinplz::iconinsanigoldcoinplz::iconinsanigoldcoinplz::iconinsanigoldcoinplz::iconinsanigoldcoinplz::iconinsanigoldcoinplz::iconinsanigoldcoinplz:You've made it into the Treasure Trove Vol #121 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everybody and welcome to Autumn! Hope everyone had a great week! Welcome to the 12th installment of features that showcase inspiration at random.
I really do hope you enjoy them as much as I do
And the artists are,
Bask In The Warmth by Life-takers-crayons
Mecha heart by Iggy-design
More Interviews and JL War stuff...Alright this is the last update regarding JL War, I promise! For those of you interested in what goes into my process and how I approached design on my most recent projects, as well as others, I gave a few interviews over the last few days that might be insightful and or mildly entertaining. So here come the links...More Interviews and JL War stuff...11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Before I forget, I never posted this, but I gave this next interview last year when we premiered JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX at SDCC...
Also, anyone interested in the line of upcoming DC animated action figures based on our new movies should check out this interview James Tucker and I gave over at...http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2014/02/05/figuring-it-out-designing-a-new-animated-justice-league
Thank You and FeaturesFirst, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported meThank You and Features11 months ago in Personal More Like This
by Watching, Faving, Commenting & donating Points!
I'm thrilled to have my first photo reach 100+ FAVES!!
I'm so thankful for ALL of you who are supportive and for all who inspire me through their own Outstanding Artwork. I've been a part of dA for around 5 months now, and I've learned so much by watching other Artists.
I would love for you to JOIN US in our new group ~
Marvel's Phase 3 PlansDamnit Marvel! Gimme a break! So much news so fast! I can’t cover it all! So yeah... in case you haven’t heard yet, Marvel dropped the bomb today on what their plans are for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU). So here’s a quick breakdown for y’all.Marvel's Phase 3 Plans2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Captain America: Civil War - May 6, 2016
It’s already been confirmed that THIS version of Civil War will be vastly different from the comic book variation (owing largely to the fact that Marvel doesn’t own the rights to many of the supporting characters). Instead this version will be about some sort of government registration act to regulate super heros, and that Captain America and Iron Man will either try to run, or find issue with. So no, sorry, this won’t be Captain America vs Iron Man like we originally thought.
Side note: It’s been rumored that Black Panther will make a cameo appearance.
Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016
I-Heart-Colors: Best of March Submissions:iconbutterfly1plz::iconbutterfly2plz::iconbutterfly3plz::iconbutterfly4plz::iconbutterfly5plz:March Gallery Submissions:iconbutterfly1plz::iconbutterfly2plz::iconbutterfly3plz::iconbutterfly4plz::iconbutterfly5plz:I-Heart-Colors: Best of March Submissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We've got some good news, everyone—the monthly features are back!
After every month, we at I-Heart-Colors are going to feature the color-wise most outstanding and memorable works submitted to our gallery folders. Please note that this feature only includes art from our members
Enjoy and don’t forget to
:iconcuterainbowplz:Colourful Traditional Art:iconcuterainbowplz:
Forest of Imagination II by knight-of-sandInspector Of Inspectors by Timothyleak
:iconcuterainbowplz:Colourful Digital Media:iconcuterainbowplz:
colors by nosoartThe Place of My Dreams by LiliaOsipovaTree On Fire by ICONcreations:thumb35895056
Funny Hetalia Images - May-hem [Updated 05/25]EDIT: :3 Well, I wanted to take a break from writing for a moment and found some funny images. Thought I'd add them in~ Can you tell what's new? ;3Funny Hetalia Images - May-hem [Updated 05/25]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because I wasted and hour of my time and I decided to attempt to waste a minute of your time too? <:3
Hope that's okay :3 These pictures are too funny not to share! XD
Basically every gif and image I found funny I added to this journal in the period of an hour. (=u= )
Why not mention which picture you like best?
Hope this won't kill your computer... :I
Sorry if it does :I
Random facts about my day.Okay. so there are insects buzzing around the world. And apparently they were all like "let's go party at Mikki's!"Random facts about my day.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So now they are flying all over me >.< One landed on my face while I was eating a bite of a granola bar, so i freaked out and I spit the granola bar bite out of my mouth and now I can't find it ...
Also, i accomplished schoolwork today! YAY FOR ME! I read like five whole pages of a book. YAY FOR ME! I also wrote down lots of notes. YAY FOR ME!
And I got coconut pineapple flavored water. What? that's right.
I'm being healthy.
Uhhhmm that's really it, because I have a boring life and nothing interesting ever happens. -.-
Now, excuse me while i murder a bug.
Chibi Raffle #3Before I get into the whole raffle deal (which is at the end of the post), I'm gonna give a little update. Yes, you can totally scrolled through this. LOL.Chibi Raffle #310 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hey all, I'm back! >u< Sorry for the 2 months hiatus after my last journal post! That means I was away from dA for almost 3 months..... O___O
To add to my last journal, these 2 months have been really hectic too. It's mostly because of Lunar New Year. It's been 4 years since I spent it with my family, so I had to prioritize them over everything. LOL. It was fun spending all the quality time with not just my family but my friends as well! Some of them whom I haven't seen in years. >A<;;;
Now that Lunar New Year is gone, I have a little more free time for social media again! Yay! Then I logged on to dA, I saw this and it made me feel bad.
It's been 6 months since I made this account!? WHAT? ALREADY???? I can't believe how time flies. And to think I was away for 3 months and was only act
Short 2D Animated Minecraft VideoJust a silly little thing I've been working on during the last couple of days when I wanted to relaxShort 2D Animated Minecraft Video8 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Remember to watch in HD) ;3
- No creepers or ocelots were harmed during the making of this video :b
Feel free to like, fave and comment, they are always highly appreciated ^_^
Thank you for watching, and have a nice day!
Doll Makeup Commissions Info- Materials I use:Doll Makeup Commissions Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
watercolor pencils (Staedtler, 36 colors), pastels (Faber-Castell, 24 colors), 6 brushes (Milan, 6, 2/0, 5/0, 2, 2 and 9), pencil eraser, "magic eraser" (sponge), nail polish remover (Claire's), Pearl Ex Powder (8 colors), water, latex gloves, ecolocic thinner Dipistol, Tamiya gloss and Citadel purity seal.
- What kind of dolls I paint?:
BJDs and plastic dolls (monster high, bratz, barbie etc),
All my makeup works will cost $15 or 1500 per head independent of the doll
I won't do refunds, so please be sure before sending me the payment for a makeup work.
- What difference there are between custom dolls and commissions, and why does the price variate?
Custom dolls are dolls I buy myself to repaint and sell them on Etsy. They are more expensive because I have to cover expenses and get some profit.
Commissions are a makeup service for other people's dolls. They send me their own dolls (or
CONTEST!! IMPORTANT EDIT! CLOSED IMPORTANT EDIT #2: I'm changing the due date!! I'm setting it for February 21 at midnight on my time which is central time.CONTEST!! IMPORTANT EDIT! CLOSED10 months ago in Personal More Like This
You have what's left of tonight and all of tomorrow.
IMPORTANT EDIT:If you are going to enter this contest, please speak now, because if no one else will be joining I'll be ending the contest early. As I said, this is a character for an upcoming comic, and I have most of it ready. I'm just waiting for this contest to be finished, and then I'll be ready to start drawing the comic.
I'll give you until tomorrow night to say if you will be participating.
Edit: Sorry I was super tired when I first typed this out.
This is a design contest for basically a new character to use in my comic!!
I would like an anthro and feral version if possible
Preferably canine, possum, or deer.
Spiritual Over CarnalHumans have always been, and always will be selfish and compromising creatures. We do what we want to, what our flesh wants, and Satan fuels that want by leading us into temptation and making it as enticing as possible. We have a tendency to rate sins and immoral things on scales that water them down so that "one sin is worse than the other", but no sin is worse than any other; all sins are abominable in the eyes of God.Spiritual Over Carnal1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Even when we belong in Christ, we still stumble and give into our fleshly desires. I'm speaking out of personal experience here; I'm no perfect Christian––in myself, that is. Apart from Christ, people will stumble over and over again in a desperate search for things that will inevitably vanish anyway; they will continue in their sin without conviction. But when we are in Christ, we are plucked from our sins and placed back on the right path by God. In Him we are perfect.
I have been struggling with wh
Ranger Quickie: Vic Wins A BTVA AwardYou might have heard about this because Funnimation.com had mentioned it in their news section. The website "Behind The Voice Actors" set out polls for fans to select their favorite performances for voice-over in Anime, and they announced their winners.Ranger Quickie: Vic Wins A BTVA Award2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Vic's won a people's choice BTVA Award for Best Lead Male Voice Performance In An Anime Movie/Special for his role of Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star Of Milos.
He won Alongside the staff/official pick of Marc Draison for his performance of Guts in Berserk: The Golden Age Ark.
Behind The Voice Actors 1st Annual BTVA Anime Dub Awards 2012
Go show Vic some love on Twitter for his awesome accomplishment! As well as props to all the other awesome
Pinup Competition Win 200 Points and Free ColorDo you fancy your chances at winning 200 points, inking and free color? Send us a link to one or two pieces, and we'll get our guys to take a look at your work. If you win, your sketch will be inked and colored, and you'll get 200 free points to play with as you see fit.Pinup Competition Win 200 Points and Free Color1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There are a few rules, not many - but enough to make it fair. The rules are as follows...
You MUST be the artist of the original piece, you cannot steal, borrow or "acquire" from elsewhere on the web (stealing sucks!)You can use your own characters, mainstream comic characters, Manga, Anime and Video-game characters. Choice is yours.You can submit pencils, inks and line arts - no colors! Otherwise it's pointless even entering!We will link you when we add the final winner to our portfolio, so we would expect the same shout back, just a credit to the work we have done.Nudes are fine, but anything more "distasteful" will be frowned upon, no matter how great the work is. Fetish, tickling and soft stuff is allowed.
Mega Evolving. (something i've noticed)ok, so, in regards to mega evolutions.Mega Evolving. (something i've noticed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
it seems the opinion has gone between two extremes. either you love them, like them or whatever, or you think they're stupid and wish they never existed.
i get where the dislike is coming from. i haven't seen any mega evolutions of the new 6th gen yet. so far they've only been giving mega evolutions to previous generations.
personally, i haven't seen a mega evolution i haven't liked,and i'm gunna be rocking the heck out of my mega venusaur. but some people aren't as welcoming as i am.
every time i mention mega evolutions, i'm bombarded with notes from haters on my watch list who are so insistent that the previous generations remain stagnant and unmoving. we got that in the fifth gen. they didn't touch a single other generation when they made that one. no evolutions, no pre-evolutions, nothing. but am i the only one who thought alomomola would have been a great evolution for luvdisc, or that boufalant would have been amazing as an evolution for tau
Let's do a raffle, guys! -CLOSED-NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED! Thank you for commenting! I shall get down to putting all the names into random.org tomorrow!Let's do a raffle, guys! -CLOSED-10 months ago in Personal More Like This
All new comments will not be counted!
Good luck everyone! uwu
I've decided since I love doing these style of journal dolls so much:
I've decided to hold a little raffle/giveaway so I can practice them more, and to spread the art around! x3
I got me a few rules here:
- to enter you must comment on this journal!
- you must be watching me! (I'll be checking!)
- if you unwatch me after entering, I'm gonna take that as you watched me to get free stuff so I will block you and no longer allow you to participate in any other raffles I hold.
- I will be picking 3 winners at random on the site random.org.
- be warned, I have a busy life and a long to do list, so apologies if your prize is late! ;;
There will be three winners, and all will receive a Journal Doll in that style for free!
I can dr
SONIC UNIVERSE #43 Comic Drama [Covert Chaos] SONIC UNIVERSE #43 Comic Drama [Covert Chaos]SONIC UNIVERSE #43 Comic Drama [Covert Chaos]1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Woot! This was fun to revisit! Hope you'll enjoy it, I sure miss the Secret Freedom Fighters.
YES! 85% complete! Ready in 2-3 hours! XX3
Missed the Secret Freedom Fighters?
Be sure to stay tuned for Covert Chaos featuring the voice acting talents of:
:icondarkspeeds: as Silver the Hedgehog, Larry Lynx, Shard, Ixis Naugus, and Geoffrey St. John
:iconkovabomb: as Narrator, Mammoth Mogul and Harvey Who
:iconnanko-yuki-haruno: as Leeta and Lyco
Jeremy Baker (aka Gamebuddy) as Elias Acorn
I should have the comic drama ready in the next 2-3 hours! Go get some popcorn ready, it'll be about 16 minutes long without the credits at the end.
89 Files of Awesome!
I spent the past
Something to inspire you. I looked into the mirror of Water as I hopelessly gazed at myself... What am I...? Is what I see in this reflection truly myself...? All I see is nothing... Just a face with no emotion... No feelings... No expressions... The only part that was missing was the lips that I had once kissed with... My eyes just gazed at me, tearing deep into my soul and piercing through my mind... What was going to happen to me? What did I do wrong? Why am I suffering this pain? What have I become?Something to inspire you.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I hope this has inspired you to write marvellous pieces of literature or has brought pictures of mystery in your head to place on your canvas.
Have a good day. :iconbaibaiplz:
Batman Contest (reminder)trophy:[Trophy][Trophy][Trophy][Trophy][Trophy][Trophy][Trophy][Trophy][Trophy][Trophy][Trophy][Trophy][Trophy][Trophy][Trophy][Trophy]Batman Contest (reminder)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Invites you to its
Batman Art Contest
Batman is turning 75 this year 2014 , lets celebrate the legacy of one of the greatest characters of all time by having a contest.
[Bullet; Green] Batman.
[Star!]Details and Clarifications:
[Bullet; Green] Your entry must include Batman/ Bruce Wayne on a heroic pose.
They can include :
[Bullet; Yellow] Saving a civilian.
[Bullet; Yellow] Helping a friend, battling a vi